Friday, 25 May 2012
Caught On Camera
Here is a piece of triviality. In long shot, the Prisoner walks up the steps to the central Piazza, a Villager appraoches the Penny Farthing and is standing by the bicycle as the Prisoner reaches the stop step.
Yet in close-up for the same scene, the Villager has not reached the Penny Farthing bicycle as the Prisoner approaches. The impression given, is that the Villager has taken some backward steps, so to re-time his approach to the bicycle to arrive at the same moment as the Prisoner!
Also, this same Villager has a white, or as I like to call it, a possitive, badge pinned to his straw boater.
However, a few moments afterwards in the same scene, the same Villager is seen again, but with a black, negative, badge pinned to his straw boater!
A trivial matter? Yes of course. But it does demonstrate that there is still plenty for the Observer to notice within 'the Prisoner' series, even after nearly 45 years.
This extra probably lost his badge, it having fallen off his straw boater. So someone from the proprty department gave him another one, a different badge, not thinking about continuity.
I'll be seeing you